Here’s a Monday morning treat to brighten up your week. I suspect that most of you know of Hilary Mantel, possibly through Henry VIII and Rose Hall, I’m currently reading everything she’s written and I came across this, I thought you’d all appreciate it. Given the current situation it does cause one to think.

Sounds on Sunday 34

Another Sunday, another set of songs to explore. Hope you find something to enjoy, and please leave your feedback in the comments below. Thanks to all contributors.

Embody – Lost & Found feat. Claire Ridgely: “…a pulsating mix of euphoric production juxtaposed with melancholic lyrics. Embody continues his journey of productions into a more pop landscape. A great companion piece to last summer’s Dreamin’ track. Speaking about the track, producer Embody explains:“I had a loose idea in my head of some beats and then I came across Claire’s vocals and it was one of those moments where, as a producer, things just fall in to place. We worked intensely on it remotely until we were happy with getting it just right. It was a case of me being truly Lost & Found.”

CLUSTERSUN – Raw Nerve: “CLUSTERSUN is already fairly well-known to those within the shoegaze community, but their crossover into psychedelic alt-goth rock is sure to convert many new loyal followers. Their sophomore album Surfacing to Breathe will be released digitally and on CD via Seahorse Recordings; this is their first single.”
Uma and the Wandering Stars – When You Go: “Uma & the Wandering Stars released their second single, When You Go, on May 26th. When You Go is a beautiful dreampop/shoegaze track.” You can read more about the band in Stereo Embers Magazine.

Charlie Johns – Miss Someone: “We love to support local talent here at Wall Of Sound PR and I’m really pleased to introduce you to my good friend Charlie Johns from my hometown of Lincoln. (He has played) shows with bands like The Magic Numbers & British Sea Power and released music under excellent labels like Alcopop Records. He’s just recorded his first official solo record with a full band. New EP Miss Someone out Thursday 8th June.”

Charlz x Maths time joy – About Last Night: Having recently hit the #5 spot on Spotify US’s viral chart with the original, today Charlz x Maths time joy release an acoustic version of their single About Last Night… The British producer and Australian vocalist and songwriter created a cross-continent, soulful and sultry, pop-tinged slow jam. About Last Night is released through Suicide Sheep’s label Seeking Blue Records.” Listen to the original here.

Night Click – Tear It All Apart: “Today, LA-based songwriter Night Click is sharing his latest single Tear It All Apart. The song premiered on Impose Magazine who said the song, “showcases Klics’ talents in crafting layered, vivid, amber-hued landscapes that continuously evolve and swell throughout.”
The artist added plainly, “this song’s about messing something up, and violin solos.” His debut album, The Drugstore Ceiling is due out on 21st July.

Levy & The Oaks – Remember Where the Wind Blows: …”Asbury Park-based folk-rockers Levy & The Oaks are sharing, Remember Where The Wind Blows, the last single off of their (19th May) unplugged EP, Out Of The Blue. The track premiered on Folk Radio UK who said the band are, “blending elements of folk and Americana with beautiful melodies and pop sensibilities.” The band adds, “The song is about making a change and realizing that it has to start with you. If you’re not happy, do something about it. If want something, go get it. ‘Tomorrow’s a new day. That’s what the losers say.””

Bellevue Days – Secret Love: “Croydon-based sludge pop/alt-rock four piece, Bellevue Days, are extremely pleased to announce the release of their new EP Rosehill on 4th July 2017. To celebrate the news, the band have revealed the video for Secret Love, the first single to be taken from the new record: Secret Love is the first taster of the new material… The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 release Sad Boy, the new EP was recorded at Stakeout Studios, and mixed and mastered by producer Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, As It Is, Don Broco).”

Kamikaze Girls – Deathcap: “Straight off the back of a run of dates supporting Gnarwolves and a ferocious set at The Great Escape Festival, Leeds duo Kamikaze Girls are today pleased to reveal the video for Deathcap. The news comes ahead of a further run of co-headline tour dates with Nervus and UK festival appearances over the summer, and the track is the latest to be taken from their upcoming debut full-length, Seafoam, released 9th June via Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Wiretap Records (US).

egomunk – Drones: …”from their forthcoming EP ‘Part 1 Only’ released in full early summer 2017, the first of a series of mini EP’s. This follows the release in 2014 of the acclaimed album Footsteps to Mars. The anonymous artist continue their musical journey remaining – completely nameless, to exist solely as a musical entity, a maker of music with no origin and no ego… (egomunk says): “Drones was inspired by what seems to be the inevitable take over of technology over morality. Humanity under siege so to speak. The satellites seem to be monitoring us more than looking out to find a greater thing. We were playing with the idea for a while but it wasn’t until we met up with the artist, Jinx, and she brought a beauty and depth to the track that made it feel like it George Orwell had just stepped into the room. Jinx helped it find its heart.””

The Tambo Rays – Get It Right Now: “ (Brooklyn, NY) In examining the sound, story and circumstances injected into Oakland-based indie-pop-rock band The Tambo Rays’ new EP, you would be hard pressed to come up with a more fitting title than Recharged… The Tambo Rays craft buoyant, sun-soaked pop-rock as Sara’s infectious vocals and energy spring out like the prismatic light structures their father was famous for creating in the 70s. The EPs five life-affirming tracks respond to the uncertainties we all face with radiant positivity and saccharine, driving pop-rock reminiscent of golden-era Blondie. The EP also marks the band’s first release with Lisa Weiss (keys) who joined in 2016…Look for Recharged out July 17th via OIM Records.”